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that's how you get on the air. the spin stops right here. we're definitely looking out for you. >> sean: this is a fox news alert. tonight there are top major two late breaking developments in scandals. a short time ago at the white house the president made a rare late-day appearance befor cameras to announce the resignation of the acting commissioner of the irs. now, that departure comes days after we learned about the tax agency's efforts to target conservative organizations during the 2012 election cycle. we'll have much more on the president's remarks and the fallout from the irs's enemies list scandal over the course of the next hour. now, meanwhile tonight the white house has released 100 pages of emails related to the benghazi talking points. now, republicans have been asked for this informationsto be made
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public for quite some time as they continue to investigate who was responsible for editing these documents. now, you may recall that the white house has denied making any substantive revisions prior to susan rice's appearances on the five sunday talk shows, but is there anything in this unexpected document dump to prove otherwise? our very own james rosen has been scouring the emails has the answers. james? >> these emails raise a number of questions, but already appear on their face to contradict statements by white house press secretary jay carney. here's one of them. >> the only edits paid by anyone at the house were stylistic, nonsubstantive. they corrected the description of the building where the facility in benghazi from consulate to diplomatic facility and the like. >> in fact, fairly early in the process, at 6:52 p.m. on
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september 14, john brennan, then a white house staffer, now director of cia, passed along his changes, including striking a line about the intruders having hailed from across many sectors of libyan society. on september 18th, carney said this at the white house. >> our initial information -- and that includes all information, we saw no evidence to back up claims by others that this was a preplanned or premeditated attack. >> no evidence. in fact, the cia's early draft of the talking points stated, quote, we do know that islamic extremists with ties to al-qaeda participated in the attack. that language survived for about five hours. by 4:42 p.m. on the 14th, however, al-qaeda, an attack, were gone, replaced with violent demonstrations. nonetheless, at 9:43 that night a cia official wrote to a colleague at langley, fbi says al-qaeda, not al-qaeda in the islamic ma grab, was involved, and they're pursuing that
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theory. we're not ahead of law enforcement now. so are we clear to send to congress? the answer came back no, and the scrubbing of the talking points accelerated over the following day, a saturday. there's more, sean, much more to these documents, including a reference by then state department spokeswoman vick territory ya nuland. sean? >> sean: james, big development tonight, thank you so much. for more on the breaking news, we turn now to the reporter who first exposed the white house and state department's involvement in editing he's official talking points. joining me from the "weekly standard" our friend steven hayes is back with us. 12 different versions emerged. the first one was right. by the 12th, an entire we know of lies -- web of lies was built.
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what do you take out of the emails that you originally reported? >> well, i think they do. i mean, i think that's sort of the big story, confirm the stuff that we've reported before. and i think they do put jay carney in quite a difficult position. remembering, he had said that the white house and the state department had made but one single minor adjustment to these talking points, very clear by looking at the cia's own account of what happened in their own knowledge, that that wasn't the case. you have a cia email that talks about the state department objecting to much or most of the document was the way they put it. and said they were making further revisions with the state department in mind. you have contradictions of hillary clinton. back in january, she said the intelligence community was the principal decider, was the way she phrased it on all of these questions, when in fact it seems
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there were many senior state department officials, those around hillary clinton, pushing to make these revisions that ultimately led from the strong version being thrown out and replaced by a much weaker version 24 hours later. >> sean: there's specific references here, like on page 51. i spoke with tommy. we'll work through this morning, get comments back, meaning they'll get the comments back from the state department and white house. similarly page 47, victoria nuland, from the state department, these don't resolve all of my issues or those of my building leadership. all of this points to political consideration, when we now know they knew the truth. so the word "cover-up" has to come in to play here. your reaction. >> yeah, look. i think it's very clear that many of the things that the white house told us about the talking points, told us about the attacks, then told us about this process, are not true. you have to go back and sort of look at this in totality.
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one of the things that i think is most striking about these documents there's nowhere in the 12 drift travis o drafts of theg points was there reference to a youtube video, and only on page 93 and 94 is there any reference at all to a movie. those emails, with that reference to a movie, the emails that come out of this deputy's committee meeting on saturday morning where many of these changes were implemented. so i think, you know, that raises additional questions about if -- if all of these people are contributing their ideas, trying to figure out what to tell the american people about what happened in benghazi, and there aren't any references to the youtube video in the actual talking points, an nobody in all of this email traffic makes any suggestion that we include this point about the youtube video, which of course became a central part of the administration's explanation as to what had happened in benghazi. >> sean: all right. let's go back to the hearings last week, and gregory hicks, the things that he said, the
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things that we learned. we learned that the cia warned that they better prepare for the worst case scenario, an attack. we know there had been earlier requests for additional security. all of these were denied. denied by who, we still haven't fully confirmed. then during the attack we, have two stand-down orders. we also learned that hicks said the last words by ambassador stevens were "we're under the attack." those were the last words he used. nobody sought out hicks, nobody sought out information from those on the ground. then the coordinated effort to keep the press, the media, keep the country from hearing from people who actually knew what happened that day before they put together talking points, that as it says on page 46, the state department has major reservations with most or much of the document, wee revised document with those concerns in mind, then on page 93 they get into this elaborate story that had nothing to do with it, and nobody there said it did, about
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a youtube video, etc. >> yeah. i think you're right. i think you sketched out exactly the difficulties the white house will face in trying to answer these questions. i think it's very difficult, these emails, for the white house to explain, for the state department to explain, for jay carney to reconcile some of the things that he had said before with what we now see in front of us. i think this will lead to reporters asking a good number of additional questions about these things. i mean, you made an illusion earlier, a reference to direct contact between state department leadership and national security staff. what was that? >> sean: yeah. >> we know there was an email from jake sullivan, a senior hillary clinton advisor describing the exchanges that he had with tommy vietor. i'll read the quote exactly so i get it right. "talk to tommy. we can make edits." this comes after the white house has insisted that this was a totally intelligence-driven product. >> sean: that's the state department and the white house. >> that's the state department
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and the white house. >> sean: yeah, making further edits. two things here. one is -- i won't belabor this point, but when jay carney lied and said there were only style listening differences, frank -- stylistic differences, he should be fired, because he can't be trusted. i would people in the press room have lost all confidence in him. the bigger picture here, all of this -- you know, when we talk about the state department having major reservations with much or most of the document, which it says in the emails, well, is that hillary clinton? we need an answer. >> right. >> sean: the second thing we need an answer to is about president obama. the president that night, by all accounts, never went back to leon panetta, never went back to hillary to get an update on the situation on benghazi. he went to sleep, got up the next day, went out campaigning. then two weeks later on "the view," before the united nations, was still echoing something that all of us knew was false, that by then he
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should have known was false. so doesn't he have questions to answer here? what did he know, when did he know it, why was he repeating a lie two weeks later? >> absolutely he has to answer. he's the one, we don't have any accounting for the vast part of that night. hillary clinton, as you say, these are many of her top advisors, coming up with changes, or pushing revisions. is it really possible she didn't know? >> sean: who are the people in the state department we're referring to, what did they know it, why did they know it, and the reason we need to prevent this from happening again, and the perso american people, and e families who lost loved ones, hav to know. anything you want to add? >> no. this raises additional questions. >> sean: steve hayes, you're way ahead on the curve on this. applaud you and give you credit. >> thanks, sean.
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>> sean: earlier tonight, obama accepted the resignation of the acting irs commissioner amid the growing scandal at the tax agency. we'll have the highlights from his unexpected statement. we'll get reaction from joe we'll get reaction from joe trippi and billy cunningham is
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from the administration comes just days after it was revealed that the tax agency unfairly and unlawfully targeted conservative groups during the 2012 election cycle. now the announcement was made just a few hours ago by the president in the east room of the white house. let's take a look. >> i've reviewed the treasury department's watch log report and the misconduct it uncovered is unexcusable. americans have a right to be angry about it. i'm angry about it. i won't tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially the irs given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. today secretary lew took the first step by requesting and accepting the regs nation of the acting commissioner of the irs. i'll do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again by holding the responsible parties accountable, by putting in place new checks and new safeguards, and going
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forward by making sure that the laws is applied as it should be. >> sean: only problem is, this was an interim commissioner, scheduled to leave in june anyway. joining me now with reaction to the president's unexpected appearance before cameras tonight, we have joe trippi and billy cunningham. guys, good to see you. >> good to be with you. >> bill cunningham, over 500 groups we now know, conservative groups targeted by the irs, intimidated. they knew as early as 2011, and like benghazi why do i think that the american people had a right to know the answers to both of these issues, and be aware of them prior to the 2012 election? >> let's go back to 2010. scared to death is what the obama re-election effort was because of what the tea party did, taking over the house. they said, let's use chicago-style politics and destroy the tea party. it was done with the media and done by individuals like the irs. there was avss in ohio. they were scared to death about losing ohio.
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there's dozens and dozens of tea party groups in ohio. so what they said is, we're going to destroy the tea party by keeping them tamped down with their political activities. instead of going out to register new voters, the tea party, what were they doing, responding to the irs with page after page. so the 4 million fewer voters who voted for romney, voted for mccain, 4 million less, because they attacked the party and took away their ability to organize, just like benghazi, committee to re-elect the president was all about not national security, but obama's re-election security. the irs was all about electing obama. i would say this to my friend joe trippi. your buddy, bob beckel on "the e five," he said he lied, that it was about election security, not national security, and said it was a cover-up. do you join beckel in saying this was a cover-up, yes or no?
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>> no, i don't. first of all, i was talking to the obama campaign during the last election. they weren't worried about ohio at all. >> sean: not at all, joe? really, not really? >> they weren't. >> sean: that's not true. >> okay. sean, look it, the fact of the matter is, when you see in the house, in the senate, members of the democratic party start to side with republicans on these scandals, which you are seeing on the irs and the first amendment, ap/justice department one, when you see that, that's a real one, crossing partisan lines. >> sean: i have a question for you. >> i love him, but he's not going to bring any democrats with him on that issue. >> sean: benghazi, irs, the ap reporter scandal, there's one
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common thread. do you know wat it is? >> no, sean, but you're going to educate. >> sean: billy cunningham? >> re-elect the president, that's number one. >> sean: and abuse of power. >> he had to keep the power. joe, they had 139 field offices in the state of ohio they kept there for four years. they were scared to death about losing ohio. >> no, no, that's why they weren't worried about it. >> the tea party. >> no, they won't worried about that stuff. they were doing their game. they turn out their people, they know they win. they were not worried about the gop operation. >> sean: why? because they know that the tea party was busy fighting the irs, joe? >> no. because the romney campaign was incompetent in putting oracle or any other get out the vote operation together. >> sean: are you telling me moveon.org, media matters, during the bush years, other liberal groups were targeted to
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be intimidated by the irs, that you and your liberal friends wouldn't be screaming impeachment of bush? >> yes, i would be. >> sean: you would be? >> i was one of the first people to scream about this when i heard about it. i agreed with -- i can't even remember ever agreeing on -- >> sean: you really believe bill cunningham, you're on the ground in cincinnati, that these are innocent people acting on their own? >> i spoke today with ohio's ag, and the county prosecutor. they're going to start a criminal investigation of the irs in hamilton county in the state of ohio. >> they should be. >> it had two purposes. one is to maximize the obama turnout, secondly suppress the vote. at 5:30 they had the dump of the email, then 6:15 goes on tv about the irs. >> sean: you know you're in trouble. >> that's why this is such a
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disaster, because there are people who believe that ohio was stolen. there are people who believe that the government wants to come this and take their guns. >> sean: joe, what document dumps are like. you know the only reason the documents on benghazi, how pathetic it is -- >> they should have done it two weeks ago. >> sean: wait a minute. to obscure themselves away from other scandals, they have themselves in a precarious situation. >> sean, even bob beckel saw the light, calling benghazi a purposeful cover-up to elect the president. >> bill, it's getting dark here. >> well, you'll see the light at some point. >> sean: there's a cloud covering the obama white house. >> the beckel cloud has opened up, and beckel can see the cloud. >> sean: amen. thank you, guys. when we come back, still ahead tonight, rhines priebus and senator lindsey graham will be
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>> sean: this is a fox news alert. the acting irs commissioner resigned earlier today in the wake of the tax agency's efforts to target conservative during the 2012 election. now this news comes as there's mounting evidence that the irs' enemies list went well beyond targeting conservative. fox news learned that religious groups were also singled out by the allegation, including the ministry founded by the reverend billy graham. that's not at all. larry conners claims the internal revenue service unfairly targeting him because
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of an interview he did with obama last year. he wrote on his facebook beige, quote, shortly after i did my april 2012 interview with president obama, my wife, friends, some viewers, suggested i might to watch out for the irs. i don't accept conspiracy there's but i do know almost immediately after the interview the irs started hammering me. here's a clip of mr. conners' interview with the president. >> some viewers are frustrated, even angered, when they see the first family jetting around, certain vacations and so forth, maybe under color of state business, that you're out of touch, that you don't know what they're experiencing right now. >> i don't -- i don't know how many viewers you're talking about that say that. >> sean: joining me with reaction, author michelle malkin is with us," culture of corruption." i've been telling you, part two, it's time. let me ask you this question, because it's interesting that the lapdog media of obama, the
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thrill up your leg media, has finally started asking questions, very late to the dance. you can go back and you can see all of those people, that either supported him or those that predicted he would be a moderate, govern as a moderate, those that were critical of people like you and me because we dared to do the vetting that the media wouldn't do, both in 2007 and '08, 2012, comparing his rhetoric to his record. it's very interesting to me to watch these johnn johnny-come-l, the ones that go to the washington coroners dinner, the ones that bant th want the inte, suck up to obama for the interview, they're now critical of us as if we did this. i want your reaction. >> yeah. i've been watching these white house press briefings, finally see the lapdogs clamoring out of the lap of their savior, start
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asking hard questions, and then get all sorts of approbation from their peers for finally doing the job that we've been doing, oh, i don't know, at least half a decade with this lying liar in chief, and of course when he was a candidate it was patently obvious to anyone who would look at the evidence that we would arrive at this exact place. huh-uh, culture of corruption, every day a new eruption. i have to say that i greet all of this newfound skepticism of government, all of the appalled outrage now that we see among some people in the mainstream media about. >> sean: where were they? >> i give them a golf clap. there you go. thanks. the question is, is it going to last? >> sean: no. it's going to shift. >> that's right. >> sean: it's going to be a 180 turn against talk radio -- look,
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this is the only conservative news program in america. this is it right here on capable. >> yeah. they will attack you. they will attack me. they'll attack rush. they'll attack talk radio. they'll attack anybody that dares to raise these questions where a benghazi cover-up is clear, why the irs is used to intimidate opposition. even the press, i think the only reason they're involved at all is because one of their own, apparently, and maybe more according to eric holder, they're now involved in this. >> yeah. look, every major theme of the last week we've been hammering over the course of this entire administration, and the hell they put america through, whether it's the crimes, the cover-ups, the obstructions, the lies, the abuse of power, the intimidation of whistleblowers, the flouting of the first amendment, every other amendment for that matter, and now of course this wide net
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that's been cast after a series of lies that they tried to construct over the last 96 hours about so-called low-level rogues. no, it wasn't low-level rogues using barbie poles on their fishing expedition, it was a deadliest catch wide net that as you said at the top of the segment involved a broad amount of people who even dared to express any iota of dissent against this administration and its tyranny. >> sean: i argue that the relationship with the media and washington and the political class, it's now gotten to the point, it's so incestuous between white house christmas parties, the white house correspondents dinner, all of these -- all of these things combined has resulted in all of these people in the media, they cannot do their job any longer, because if they dare to criticize, they all suck up to obama, and everybody in their
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administration, they cannot be honest with the american people, because they're holding out for that one interview, every year or two with obama, that one interview every year or two with hillary clinton, and they do not have the capability of standing up for the people in this country, those that deserve honest, truthful government, and they're not holding them accountable. i want your reaction to that. >> yeah. look, there's a classic question over centuries, who watches the watchdogs. me, you, and the american public. we are doing the job that they have failed to do, and we have to continue to do it. >> sean: yeah. well, get ready, because it's going boomerang. >> bring it on ! >> sean: listen, a document dump released today, perfectly designed to get away from it's scandal. next thing, chasing rabbits and attacking conservatives. that's their strategy. it is clear as day in the days
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and weeks ahead as we stay on the issue that the media will back off. i predict all of that will happen. >> we will not stand down. we will not stand down. >> sean: i'm ready to go. all right, michelle malkin, my sister in arms here, good to see you. >> you bet. >> sean: coming up next, rnc chairman rhines priebus has called on the attorney general, eric holder, to resign. eric holder responded earlier today. all of that, plus the attorney general, is he going to appoint a special counsel to investigate benghazi? we have the answer on tape and reaction from senator lindsey
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accept responsibility for a massive national security cover-up that helped him get re-elected. rhines priebusdown priebus join. while the media seems to be asking tough questions, we know that won't last long. the question remains, how do the republicans get to the truth? "oh, that's old news, taking time away from the economy, wasting money, this is political, partisan." how do republicans handle what is predictably coming their way? >> keep the pressure on, take juaone day at a time. this is a big cover-up. this is not going to happen i don't think all at once. things are going to take place,
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different states are going to begin their investigation, into the irs, what was done to groups that were within their borders. i think further -- more people are going to come forward on an individual basis, targeted for the donations that they gave to these c3s and c4s. this is just the beginning. the dominoes are just beginning to fall. the president is obsessed with a couple of things, power, ego, and hatred for dissent. all of those things combined spell out these three scandals. here he is now in front of the american people on each of these scandals saying, number one, i didn't know about this irs scandal when his white house chief cnsel had the documents three weeks ago. i didn't know about the ap investigation going on at the doj, yet eric holder says that this is the biggest national security leak of his entire
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career. yet the president doesn't know a thing about it. and person, that couldn't have been terrorism, even though the cia the very day it happened said it was an act of terrorism and susan rice lied all over the country. >> sean: they screwed up before by not providing the requested security, the recommended security by the cia. the stu stand-down orders, i want to know who gave them. i want to know why the president went to sleep. i want to know why the emails they dumped on us tonight, as far as my interpretation -- >> they knew about it. you can see it in the emails. >> sean: they didn't want this coming out before the election, because they know this would have hurt them. >> absolutely. we still have to be -- the members that are pursuing this -- and there are some democrats out there now pursuing it as well -- have to connect the dots. i mean, we kind of get where this is going. i mean, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out
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that this was a cover-up to protect a re-election effort, and you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that these folks hated the tea parties. they called them -- the president called them tea baggers. he said he wanted to punish his enemies. this is what he's all about. >> sean: very chicago. >> yet we still have to be thorough in the investigation to connect the dots and make the case to the american people. >> sean: you have demanded that -- you think eric holder should resign. tell us why. >> for one thing, it's a long list of -- i think just attacks on the american constitution. you remember this? the christmas day bomber, ready-to-go the miranda rights to the christmas day bomber, claiming that he would read legal rights to the dead corpse of osama bin laden, claiming that -- that in fast and furious, obviously, claiming he had nothing to did with that investigation, and that he had
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nothing to do with the unfortunate loss of life on the border. the contempt of congress with 17 members of the democratic house voting in favor of contempt. >> sean: yeah. >> and now the ap. he says, listen, i'm going to recuse myself because, you know what, i talked to the press once in a while, so therefore i'm going to recuse myself. >> sean: i think we should have a special prosecutor, special counsel, being appointed. let me play the latest rnc ad that you put out, and tell us 82 put it out at this time. >> change has come to america. >> the way to make government responsible is to hold it accountable. for a long time now there's been too much secrecy. i will also hold myself as president to a new standard of openness. >> president obama is fending off incoming fire on several fronts. >> the justice department seized phone records of associated press reporters. >> the irs targeting the president's political opponents
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for special scrutiny. >> the administration downplayed terrorist involvement in september's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> the white house has had a tough last several days. >> the ap, the irs, and benghazi, it's been a tough, tough week. >> my mind goes back to the issue, when the president took office of, you know, this is going to be the most transparent administration we've ever seen. >> sean: what would you like the press at this press conference -- although it won't really be a press conference, because he'll probably only take two or three questions. what would you like the president to answer on all three of these? >> on all of these events, we've got a president of the united states, talking about transparency, interacting with his officials that happens to know nothing about every one of these things that's a trampling of the constitution, and where
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four people have been killed in benghazi. how is it that this president has no idea about what's going on in any department around him in our country? and so i think it's an attack on the constitution. i think he's got a lot of things to answer for. we're just beginning the investigation. >> sean: we'll continue to cover it. we, the people, deserve the truth. and we deserve answers. every american, regardless of political party. thank you, reince priebus. appreciate you being with us. >> thank you. >> sean: coming up next, he's been holding the obama administration accountable since day one since benghazi. coming up next, i'll get lindsey graham's reaction to the document dump. plus, will eric holder appoint a hi, i'm terry and i have diabetic nerve pain.
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>> sean: this is the fox news alert. bottom administration has released 100 pages of benghazi-related emails that directly contradict what press secretary jay carney has been telling us since the beginning. the documents confirm that the white house and the state department played a large role in changing the benghazi talking points. also breaking tonight, attorney general eric holder testified on capitol hill earlier about the ap scandal. before he entered the building, he was asked -- >> will you appoint a special counsel to investigate benghazi? >> no. >> sean: joining me senator lindsey graham $2.. let'graham.
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let's start with benghazi, the document dump. what do you take out of the emails? >> i haven't seen the emails. they had to be released because the pressure is building on multiple fronts. for the first time we're beginning to get information in the white house's involvement in changing the talking points. if i could have answer to one question out of benghazi it would be the following -- who chose susan rice to go out on sunday, the 15th of september, to tell a story so disconnected from reality? >> sean: we'd like to know the answer to that. are you confident that we have all the emails or do more exist? >> there's a lot more emails about how the talking points were manipulated. >> sean: so you think what where got tonight was selected, edited, redacted, this does not in any way tell the true story, because it does reveal that the white house -- by the way, it proves that jay carney is a total propaganda hack liar, that he should not -- he should be
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fired. that's number one. number two, it also shows that the state department was up to its eyeballs in creating this lie, and that there were political considerations, both at the white house and within the state department. >> do these emails tell us how the talking points got changed from the intelligence central and eastern oregon what susan susan rice was the most politically compliant person close to the president, didn't know baning benghazi, but auditioning for secretary of state. did they tell us how that came about? >> they had the talking points right, were going to tell the american people the truth, and it evolved into an elaborate web of lies where nothing was true. how did we get to that point? >> well, because of the election. you don't have to be sherlock holmes to figure this out. the story of benghazi, if accurately reported, would undercut the narrative bin laden's dead, al-qaeda's on the run, and they manipulated the
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>> sean: we continue with south carolina senator lindsey graham. three big scandals. what have we learned about the administration? >> very polical setim >> what have we learnd? >> very political. sometimes incompetent. they won't tell you anything unless you keep pounding the wall and being persistent. >> the president portrayed the irs commissioner as being fired, basically -- he was already planning on leaving? [chuckles] >> well, i can't explain why no one's been held accountable, before, during or after the debacle called benghazi. they are reacting in a pretty
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appropriate way on the irs side. he's not defending what happened. he is saying we are going to get to the bottom of it. good job, mr. president. here's what i would like him to say tomorrow. i am hereby, as commander in chief, president of the united states, authorizing every agency of the government who has a survivor or someone who participated in benghazi the ability to come forward and talk to the congress without fear of reprisal. i am going to turn over to the congress all the rel lant documents, all the survivors, all those who participated and let the chippings fall where they may. i wish he would do that. >> i wish he would, too. you are working with members of congress for a joint resolution to do what? >> in case he doesn't do that, i am going to try to challenge our democratic colleague who is have been stonewalling and defending the administration to a fault on benghazi -- we are going to do a joint resolution of the house and the senate, insisting that the administration make available to the congress the names of the survivors so we can interview them.
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all the relevant information and those who participated in benghazi, so we can get to the truth. if you are going to provide to the accountability review board access to the survivors and all the documents surrounding benghazi, you should do the same for the congress. and i am challenging my democratic colleagues to stop defending this administration and start pushing for the truth when it comes to benghazi. four americans lost their lives in a death trap. how did it become so -- such a death trap before? why couldn't we help them during the attack for seven and-a-half hours in and how did the story change so dramatically, seven weeks before an election. >> we have a partial document dump today. >> right. >> this is over 8 1/2 months later and you still don't know who the survivors are, nor have you had the opportunity to speak with most of them. >> isn't that unavailable? 8 months after the attack, we haven't heard one word voluntarily from a survivor who was at benghazi. we don't really know --
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lieutenant colonel gibson, who told him to stand down? we will be talking about benghazi for months, not because of politics, but because americans die in harm's way and a bond has been broken between these who serve our nation in dangerous places and their government -- it must be repaired. stop the stonewalling, giving us the information so we can find out what happened and let the chips fall where they may. >> senator, always good to see you. >> thank you. >> regardless of political affiliation, people deserve answers. we deserve the striewght from our government. >> thank you, sean, for caring. >> that's all the time we have left. before we go tonight, i want to say thank you to all of you, our viewers, tonight happens to be the 1,000th episode of "hannity." we wouldn't be on the air without you. we want to thank you for being with us, each and every night, 9:00 eastern. it happens to be my boss's birthday. roger els, happy birthday.
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let not your heart be troubled. we will continue with greta van susteren and "on the record." greta, take it away. >> this is a fox news alert. and these are the benghazi emails. we have -- more than 100 email, released by the white house. you are going to see them for yourself. why is the white house releasing them now? karl rove has an idea. he's going to tell you. and also breaking, did president obama make a scapegoat at the irs, accused of unfairly targeting conservative groups. he's headed out the door. but was he thrown under the bus? but first, mike emanuel. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner sent a message that he was looking for more than just somebody to resign from the irs. boehner said this question: who's going to jail over this scandal?

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